A police officer in California is being investigated for a DUI accident. On December 12th, the California Highway Patrol received calls from residents in Salem reporting an unmarked police car abandoned in a ditch. According to the CHP, 29-year-old Salem police deputy, Robert Luna, had lost control of his patrol car causing it to overturn and crash into the ditch. Luna left the scene of the accident and was arrested at his home for driving under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, and hit and run. Fortunately, there were no other individuals involved in the accident and Luna only sustained scrapes and bruises. He has been placed on administrative leave while the accident is being investigated.
Hit and run accidents have become somewhat of an epidemic in well populated urban areas. Typically, hit and run accidents involve pedestrians or single-vehicle accidents because it is easier to leave the scene of the accident when less damage is sustained to the vehicle. However, any auto accident that involves a driver fleeing the scene of the accident is a hit and run accident. While traffic laws require all drivers to remain at the scene, drivers may attempt to avoid criminal consequences and financial obligations by fleeing. If you have been involved in a hit and run accident it may be difficult to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve without seeking the assistance of a skilled auto accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled all types of auto accident cases, including hit and run accidents. We will make all attempts at identifying and locating the driver responsible for your accident. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases and will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.